Malaysia national elections to take place on May 9: commission

Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Malaysians will go to the polls on May 9 for a general election where scandal-hit Prime Minister Najib Razak’s long-ruling coalition faces one of its toughest ever challenges from veteran ex-leader Mahathir Mohamad, authorities announced Tuesday.

“Voting day is on May 9,” election commission chairman Mohamad Hashim Abdullah told a press conference.